The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Mobile Court, Kakau Unit in Kaduna, has convicted 25 motorists for various offences. A legal officer in the commission, Mr Fawzy Garba, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna, said among the 25, three were convicted for driving licence violation, 10 for overloading, three for worn out tyres, four for number plate violation and five for speed limit violation.
The Sector Commander, Mr Francis Udoma, told NAN that the commission instituted the mobile court to ensure zero road crash, injury and death during and after Eid el-Kabir.
“Intensive special patrol and the mobile court are aimed at addressing the spate of avoidable road crashes usually associated with the surge of human and vehicular traffic during Eid el-Kabir,” explained Mr. Udoma, adding, “All our men are on the road to arrest all defaulters on our highways and our goal is to reduce unexpected death of road users due to drivers’ carelessness or road obstructions.”
Udoma said FRSC would not relent in its efforts to change the driving culture of road users in the country.
Speaking further, Mr. Udoma, who described driving as a noble profession, expressed the commission’s determination to ensure that only professional drivers handle vehicles on the nation’s highways.
“If only experienced and professional drivers drive on our roads,” he noted, “accidents will reduce drastically.”